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    Lots of Writing

    A Few Big Assignments

    Always Do the Reading

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    Oct 25, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course is a required course, so I can't say I would or wouldn't reccomend it since a student will have to take it either way. I will say that despite Dr. Terrill being picky with how she wants you to write, she will help you to improve your writing, even if it seems like she is just being uncessasry. You have no choice but to continuesly revise your work and make improvements, changing up the way you write.

    Course highlights:

    One highlight was that she brough a loaf of bread in to signify the begining of our final paper, the most difficult one which was a personal research paper. In this course I learned about how to properly cite sources and how to be more mindful of the words I write and the structure in which I write them

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would give the advice of continusly revising and reworking your work, always being extremely prudent when proof-reading your work before turning it in.

    • Fall 2016
    • Terrill
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments Final Paper
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    Oct 09, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Even if you've passed your AP test to get credit for this class, this is a great intro to writing to really help adjust to college style writing. I highly recommend this because 1) Dr. Terrill is energetic, enthusiastic, and very approachable, 2) the workload is manageable, and 3) your writing skills will improve no matter what level of writing you're at, especially if you talk to Dr. Terrill to work with you.

    Course highlights:

    The essays we read in this class weren't typical essays; these are the real kind of academic essays I would aspire to write about. If you especially love to read and write, you'll like this class. I've learned very simple things, but those simple things have made a huge impact on my writing. I think this class has a lot of repetition, but subconsciously, that repetition will improve your writing skills.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advise to always do the reading, and if you can, do some of your assignments early because you never know if you're going to have a heavy load of work the next week. It's always nice to have assignments done early. I would also advise to start essays early so you can gradually work on them and have plenty of time to revise and perfect it.

    • Fall 2016
    • Terrill
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing
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    Jun 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Taking Writing 121 with Dr. Terrill is by far one of the best classes that I have taken in my college experience. At first, I dreaded the course because I always thought I was bad at writing. Dr. Terrill challenged everything I wrote and gave advice and tips that I never knew about. Because of this, my writing skills grew immensely. Because of Dr. Terrill, writing classes are something I look forward to.

    Course highlights:

    Something that I learned while taking this course is that my professors aren't scary and are willing to help you out with homework or the material. I spent time in her office every time we had a writing assignment because I wanted her advice on what I should and shouldn't do.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Some advice I would give students considering this course, even though it's a requirement, is that you definitely need to do the reading! There will always be discussions on the reading the following class. Also, go to her during her office hours or make an appointment. She's always eager to help with your papers.

    • Spring 2016
    • Terrill
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research Great Discussions

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